Sometimes I wonder why some people enter the teaching profession since they spent incredible amounts of time complaining. We need more money. Classes are too big. The day is too long. We need more training. We need more planning time. The list of complaints goes on and on. Now we learn that the Durham public school educrats are already decrying the evaluation requirements that come with federal Race to the Top grant money.
Teacher complaints and excuses are not new, but I am nearing the end of my patience with educators and their union/association advocates who resist the most reasonable and basic expectation: tangible achievement gains tied to the additional resources they claim are vital, and that teachers be held individually accountable for their direct contributions to student achievement– or lack thereof.
Grow up, folks.